Elementary students recognized as heroes for helping teacher in crisis

Good News Notes: “First graders at an Alabama elementary school are being hailed as heroes for taking quick action to help their teacher during a medical emergency. “It was scary for me because I knew that they were going to have to see something probably that they didn’t need to,” said Tracy Hodges, a first-grade teacher at…

$1M In Grants Awarded To Baltimore County Volunteer Fire Companies

Good News Notes: “Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced the allocation of $1 million in grants to the County’s volunteer fire companies, which are a key component of the County’s public safety infrastructure. The funds will come from the County’s American Rescue Plan allocation. Our volunteers have always been an invaluable asset to the communities…

Ukrainians try to rescue exotic animals from abandoned zoo

Good News Notes: “A group of Ukrainian volunteers is attempting to rescue animals from a private zoo near the capital that was abandoned after the Russian army bombed and occupied the area. Vitaly Mukhanov told ABC News that he had volunteered to help bring supplies to Ukrainian soldiers when he came across the Yasnohorodka family…

Hero vet braves Ukraine battle zone to rescue animals

Good News Notes: “A veterinarian is being hailed as a hero after he navigated war-torn Ukraine to save animals caught in the crossfire of the rising conflict. Jakub Kotowicz has rescued over 200 cats and 60 dogs from Lviv, across three convoys. The 32-year-old entered the war zone last week as part of a caravan from…

Goldfield, Iowa veteran gifted mortgage-free home

Good News Notes: “A former U.S. Army sergeant and his family have been given the keys to a new home in Goldfield. Michael Hulsey, a Purple Heart recipient, was gifted a mortgage-free house. The house was a donation from Wells Fargo to the Military Warriors Support FoundationHomes 4 Wounded Heroes program. Wells Fargo has donated more…

Ukrainian Woman Katya Kurletz Helping Rescue Animals from Bombed Cities

Good News Notes: “The mass exodus from Ukraine has created a crisis with the pets residents had to leave behind, but in the middle of Putin‘s brutal war, some Ukrainians have stepped up to save the animals. Katya Kurletz is on the ground in Ukraine, leading the efforts to track down dogs in destroyed cities and transport…